Ralli pursues group action for harassment against London firm – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in class actions, harassment, intellectual property, internet, law firms, news by sally

“National firm Ralli is seeking to pursue a group action for harassment against London firm ACS Law in relation to the handling of file-sharing cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Coal miners pursue law firms over ‘undersettled’ compensation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 30th, 2010 in class actions, compensation, law firms, miners, news by sally

“The first known court actions against law firms for alleged undersettlement of sick coal miners’ government compensation claims will begin preliminary hearings in mid-August, the Gazette has learned. A number of defendant firms have already settled out of court.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Farm parents launch legal action – BBC News

“Lawyers representing 28 victims of last year’s E. coli outbreak at Godstone farm in Surrey are preparing to demand ‘substantial’ damages in a group legal action.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Class action protocol drawn up for NHS litigation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 21st, 2010 in class actions, doctors, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“Lawyers have agreed an innovative collaboration process to handle a class action against a Liverpool hospital that is designed to save the NHS millions of pounds.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

More than 200 patients sue Liverpool Women’s Hospital – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2010 in class actions, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“More than 200 patients are preparing to sue Liverpool Women’s Hospital over the poor treatment they allege they received from a doctor.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Poisoned children win compensation fight against Corby borough council – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2010 in children, class actions, compensation, local government, news, poisoning by sally

“Families that brought a class action over the biggest case of child poisoning since thalidomide were celebrating tonight after reaching an out-of-court settlement with their local council. The result ends an 11-year battle waged by the families of 19 children born with deformities caused by toxic dust from a former steelworks in Corby, Northamptonshire.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge rejects ‘toxic sofa’ claims in burns injury cases – BBC News

“More than 300 people who suffered burns from a chemical used on Land of Leather sofas will not receive compensation, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Aborigines to sue British Government over nuclear tests – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2010 in class actions, compensation, news, nuclear weapons by sally

“Australian aborigines and former servicemen are to sue the British Ministry of Defence over diseases and disabilities that they claim were caused by nuclear testing in the Outback more than 50 years ago.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Consumer Advocate will get class action-style powers, says Government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 8th, 2009 in class actions, consumer protection, news by sally

“The Government has published the details of the powers it will award to a consumer champion to take class action-style lawsuits against companies on behalf of large numbers of consumers.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th December 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

NHS faces huge claim for damages – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2009 in assault, class actions, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

“Lawyers are preparing a multi-million pound damages claim against the NHS for adults with learning difficulties who were abused while in care in Cornwall.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

AB and others v Ministry of Defence – WLR Daily

Posted June 9th, 2009 in class actions, law reports, limitations, personal injuries by sally

AB and others v Ministry of Defence [2009] EWHC 1225 (QB); [2009] WLR (D) 174

“In relation to a group action the issue as to when a claimant had “knowledge” for the purposes of ss 12 and 14 of the Limitation Act 1980 was primarily one of fact The state of the claimant’s belief was to be considered, as also whether he thought it necessary to refer his belief to experts, medical or legal, or others. In relation to words used by a witness when being asked about his state of mind at a particular time in the past, his actions (or inactions) at the time about which he was being asked might require the words used or accepted in evidence to be viewed with circumspection.”

WLR Daily, 8th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Emerald Supplies Ltd v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

Posted April 14th, 2009 in civil procedure rules, class actions, competition, law reports by sally

Emerald Supplies Ltd v British Airways plc [2009] EWHC 741 (Ch); [2009] WLR (D) 136

“The court had no jurisdiction to make a representation order under CPR r 19.6 where the criteria for inclusion in the class depended on the outcome of the action itself.”

WLR Daily, 9th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Delay in ‘toxic sofa’ payout – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2009 in class actions, defective goods, news, personal injuries by sally

“Hundreds of people who suffered burns and rashes from faulty leather sofas will have to wait longer to find out if they are to be paid compensation.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lawyers finalising ‘sofa rash’ compensation bid – The Independent

Posted March 27th, 2009 in class actions, defective goods, news, personal injuries by sally

“Lawyers were today finalising a compensation bid on behalf of more than 4,000 customers allegedly left with rashes and burns after buying faulty sofas.”

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The Independent, 27th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pensioners hire Cherie Blair to sue Sir Fred Goodwin and RBS – The Times

Posted March 16th, 2009 in banking, class actions, news, pensions by sally

“British pension funds are to sue Sir Fred Goodwin and the Royal Bank of Scotland in the American courts for hundreds of millions of pounds, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 16th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Improving Access to Justice through Collective Actions – Civil Justice Council

Posted December 15th, 2008 in class actions, press releases by sally

“Civil Justice Council publishes final recommendations to improve access to justice for consumers and small businesses in collective claims.”

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Civil Justice Council, 12th December 2008

Source: www.civiljusticecouncil.gov.uk

European Commission consults on class action lawsuits – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 28th, 2008 in class actions, EC law, news by sally

“Consumers across the European Union could be given new powers to join forces to sue a business under plans announced by the European Commission today. Class action lawsuits could be publicly funded under the proposals.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th November 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Why ‘no win, no fee’ is bringing access to justice – The Times

Posted November 6th, 2008 in class actions, costs, fees, news by sally

“The slow squeezing of life out of the legal aid system over the past decade and the impact it has had on money available to fund group claims led to multiparty specialists concluding that — with only rare exceptions — such claims were doomed.”

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The Times, 6th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Class actions: will we adopt the American way? – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2008 in class actions, special report by sally

“The UK’s approach to class actions is set to change — but we are unlikely to see here the excesses of the US system.”

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The Times, 8th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Justice review backs class actions in English courts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2008 in class actions, news by sally

“More class actions in English courts would benefit consumers, small businesses and employees, according to a new report by the advisory body charged with overseeing the modernisation of the civil justice system.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th August 2008

Source: www.out-law.com